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My shop contains primary school resources. Most resources are made for a Kindergarten/Year 1 level because these are resources I am currently creating and using in my own Kindergarten classroom. I encourage buyers to purchase my resources and make small modifications so they are perfectly suited to their school and classroom context.

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My shop contains primary school resources. Most resources are made for a Kindergarten/Year 1 level because these are resources I am currently creating and using in my own Kindergarten classroom. I encourage buyers to purchase my resources and make small modifications so they are perfectly suited to their school and classroom context.
Kindergarten/Foundation Phonics Worksheets-Set 3
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Kindergarten/Foundation Phonics Worksheets-Set 3

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This resource is a collection of Kindergarten/Foundation phonics worksheets to compliment an explicit phonics program. It is the third set available. It contains the graphemes ay, ea, ie, oe, ie, oe, or, oy, ow, air, ear, er and ur. The worksheets align with the phases of the UK Letters and Sounds sequence but compliment any phonics commercial or Early Stage 1 (or equivalent) program. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the graphemes and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final lines on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The extension worksheet does not contain a vocab box so students can independently spell . Students could also be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final lines on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a sentence.
Kindergarten addition activity using concrete objects
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Kindergarten addition activity using concrete objects

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An addition game or activity for early Kindergarten. Print and place in a plastic folder so it can be reused in mathematics groups. Alternatively the print out can be used as an individual student worksheet. The activity contains instructions for maths group parent helpers. It also contains the numbers to 12 so students can refer to and copy correctly.
Kindergarten Visual Schedule
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Kindergarten Visual Schedule

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This is a visual schedule resource. Use it for ASD students, yet all students benefit from knowing what they are going to do each day. Print and laminate and display labels on the whiteboard. Coming soon-the same schedule resource will be available in Notebook format. Publisher format allows teachers to adjust labels to their context. 32 most common Kindergarten activities listed.
Starting Deskwork Social Story
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Starting Deskwork Social Story

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This resource is a social story to help students to begin and complete desk work. It is aimed at students with ASD who require visual images and social stories to help them learn classroom rules and routines. It is also useful for students who need explicit instructions and support to focus on and complete tasks.
Phonics Worksheets
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Phonics Worksheets

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These two and three tiered differentiated phonics worksheets address all the digraphs and trigraphs of sounds taught to the end of Stage 1. Notebooks for Set 3 and 4 are also included. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final line on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a simple sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The support worksheet does not require students to engage in the more controlled fine motor handwriting on the lines. Students could be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’.
Eddie Gilbert-A Great Australian Indigenous Fast Bowler
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Eddie Gilbert-A Great Australian Indigenous Fast Bowler

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This 6 page PowerPoint presentation introduces the relatively unknown and unacknowledged Indigenous Australian fast bowler, Eddie Gilbert. Use this presentation as a model for students to research and create their own presentation about an Indigenous Australian who is worthy of more recognition. This is an appropriate Reconciliation Week activity or an activity to address Aboriginal perspectives in the English curriculum.
Recycling Posters for Whole School Sustainability Education
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Recycling Posters for Whole School Sustainability Education

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A series of four recycling posters to teach students how to sort their school rubbish. The posters represent landfill, paper and cardboard, soft plastics and mixed containers. Each poster contains images of rubbish students are likely to encounter in a primary school setting and a brief description of each kind of rubbish. The posters are specifically designed to be attached to school recycling bins to remind students how to sort their playground rubbish. Yet they can also be displayed in classrooms or around school as a part of a sustainability education program.
Social Stories Collection
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Social Stories Collection

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Four social stories addressing the topics of dealing with anger, keeping hands to yourself, what to do at lunchtime and expectations for desk work.
Lunchtime Social Story
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Lunchtime Social Story

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This social story is about what to do at lunchtime. It is targeted at primary age students. It addresses the way a student can understand and follow the routines of lunchtime. It covers moving to the eating area, eating, packing away lunchboxes, play and lining up. Use this social story as a whole class presentation. Print a copy for the class library or send it home for further independent practice.
'I can' statements for phonics-NSW Literacy Continuum
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'I can' statements for phonics-NSW Literacy Continuum

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This assessment resource provides ‘I can’ statements for the phonics cluster markers on the NSW Literacy Continuum. Teachers can collate a sheet for each student in an assessment folder to record individual progress before transfering data to PLAN. Alternatively, they could stick the sheet in the students phonics workbook to record progress for students and parents.
Kindergarten/Foundation Phonics Worksheets-Set 2
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Kindergarten/Foundation Phonics Worksheets-Set 2

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This resource is a collection of Kindergarten/Foundation year phonics worksheets to compliment an explicit phonics program. It contains the graphemes ai, ar, ch, ee, igh, ng, oo, OO, sh and th. The worksheets align with the phases of the UK Letters and Sounds sequence but also compliment any phonics commercial or Early Stage 1 (or equivalent) program. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final line on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a simple sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The support worksheet does not require students to engage in the more controlled fine motor handwriting on the lines. Students could be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’.
Kindergarten/Year 1 Phonics Worksheets-Set 4a
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Kindergarten/Year 1 Phonics Worksheets-Set 4a

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This resource is a collection of Kindergarten/Year 1 phonics worksheets to compliment an explicit phonics program. It addresses the multiple graphemes (two or three) that represent a sound. It is the fourth set available. The worksheets include the graphemes or, aw, ow, ou, ue, ew, u_e, ur, ir and er. The worksheets align with the phases of the UK Letters and Sounds sequence but compliment any phonics commercial or Early Stage 1/ Stage 1 (or equivalent) program. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final lines on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The extension worksheet does not contain a vocab box so students can independently spell. Students could also be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’. The support worksheet groups the graphemes for each sounds in columns and has more emphasis on letter formation. Both PDF and Word files are provided so the font on the worksheet can be changed, if required.
Kindergarten/Year 1 Number Worksheets (21-30)
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Kindergarten/Year 1 Number Worksheets (21-30)

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This resource contains nine worksheets exploring the numbers 21 through to 30. It covers skills such as; counting aloud, counting concrete objects, before and after numbers, handwriting, representing numbers on a ten frame and ordinal numbers. It can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as a consolidation activity during numeracy groups.
'I can' statements for writing-NSW Literacy Continuum
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'I can' statements for writing-NSW Literacy Continuum

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This resource contains a PDF of the 'I can' statements for the writing aspect of the Literacy Continuum-clusters 1-6. Put a copy of the clusters in each student's writing book to keep a record of when they achieve markers and clusters. Alternatively, keep a copy for each student in an assessment folder.
'I can' statements- counting aspect of the NSW Numeracy Continuum
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'I can' statements- counting aspect of the NSW Numeracy Continuum

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This resource contains a PDF of the 'I can' statements for the counting aspect of the NSW Numeracy Continuum-Levels 0-5. Put a copy of the 'I can' statements in each student's mathematics journal to keep a record of when they achieve markers and levels. Alternatively, keep a copy for each student in an assessment folder.
Kindergarten/Year 1 Phonics Worksheets Set 4b
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Kindergarten/Year 1 Phonics Worksheets Set 4b

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This resource is a collection of Kindergarten/Year 1 phonics worksheets to compliment an explicit phonics program. It addresses the multiple graphemes (two or three) that represent a sound. It is the fourth set available. The worksheets include the graphemes ai, ay, a_e, ee, ea, y, e, igh, ie,i_e, oa, oe, o_e, oi and oy. The worksheets align with the phases of the UK Letters and Sounds sequence but compliment any phonics commercial or Early Stage 1/ Stage 1 (or equivalent) program. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final lines on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The extension worksheet does not contain a vocab box so students can independently spell. Students could also be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’. The support worksheet groups the graphemes for each sounds in columns and has more emphasis on letter formation. Both PDF and Word files are provided so the font on the worksheet can be changed, if required.
Early Stage 1 Capacity Assessment Rubric
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Early Stage 1 Capacity Assessment Rubric

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This assessment rubric addresses outcomes for NSW Early Stage One mathematics capacity content. It provides a brief teacher summary of the main ideas when teaching capacity. Devise teaching activities to address the capacity content and assess students from work samples or observations of student engagement in these activities. Alternatively, devise assessment tasks which show aptitude for the content. Record student achievement on the assessment rubric. Keep a copy of the capacity assessment rubric in student’s mathematics journals/workbooks or in an assessment folder.
200 High Frequency Words for Kindergarten and Year 1
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200 High Frequency Words for Kindergarten and Year 1

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This resource contains the 200 most frequently used words in English. The words are divided into 13 colour-coded levels. Use these levelled high frequency words as part of a Kindergarten or Year 1 literacy program. They can be sent home, one level at a time, as homework and tested weekly. Once the student has automatic recall of one level, they can move to the next. Use high frequency words in literacy groups. Students can write words on mini whiteboards or type on keyboards. Laminate and cut up words to make games such as snap and memory. NSW Handwriting Font and another font version is provided. Word versions also provided so font can be changed.